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tacrolimus IV

Does tacrolimus IV have side effects?

The following side effects are associated with tacrolimus IV:

Common side effects of tacrolimus IV:

Toxic Effect on Brain or Spinal Cord FunctionSevere
Escape of Fluid into the LungsSevere
Kidney DamageSevere
Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or HandsSevere
High Blood SugarSevere
Low Amount of Magnesium in the BloodSevere
High Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
Anemia From Too Few Young Red Blood CellsSevere
Decreased White Blood CellsSevere
Blood DisorderSevere
NightmaresLess Severe
Feeling RestlessLess Severe
DepressionLess Severe
Irritation of the Stomach or IntestinesLess Severe
Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
ItchingLess Severe
DizzyLess Severe
Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
Involuntary QuiveringLess Severe
RashLess Severe
Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
Head PainLess Severe
Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
Throwing UpLess Severe
DiarrheaLess Severe
Stomach CrampsLess Severe
NervousLess Severe
Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
Feeling WeakLess Severe
DiabetesLess Severe
ConfusedLess Severe
AnxiousLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of tacrolimus IV:

High Blood PressureSevere
Disease of the Muscle of the Heart with EnlargementSevere
Kidney DiseaseSevere
Trouble BreathingSevere
Chest PainSevere
Cushing's SyndromeSevere
Low Amount of Potassium in the BloodSevere
Disease of the NervesLess Severe
Problems with EyesightLess Severe
Ringing in the EarsLess Severe
IndigestionLess Severe
Urinary Tract InfectionLess Severe
CrampsLess Severe
Excessive SweatingLess Severe
PainLess Severe
High Amount of Triglyceride in the BloodLess Severe
High Amount of Fats in the BloodLess Severe

Rare side effects of tacrolimus IV:

Lung Tissue ProblemsSevere
Progressive Disease in the White Matter of the BrainSevere
BK Virus Reactivation causing Kidney ProblemsSevere
Hearing LossSevere
Abnormal Heart Electrical SignalsSevere
Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades de PointesSevere
Slow HeartbeatSevere
Prolonged Q-T Interval on EKGSevere
Abnormal Heart RhythmSevere
Chronic Heart FailureSevere
Left Ventricular HypertrophySevere
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic PurpuraSevere
Stomach UlcerSevere
Disease caused by Cytomegalovirus InfectionSevere
Inflammation of the Lining of the Stomach and IntestinesSevere
Infection caused by a VirusSevere
Hepatitis caused by DrugsSevere
Acute Inflammation of the PancreasSevere
Kidney FailureSevere
Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
Disorder of Lymphoid Tissue After TransplantSevere
Malignant LymphomaSevere
A Rupture in the Wall of the Stomach or IntestineSevere
Hemolytic AnemiaSevere
Syndrome characterized by Anemia and Renal FailureSevere
Constitutional Aplastic AnemiaSevere
Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the BloodSevere
Serious Blood Clotting ProblemSevere
Low Platelet Count and Bleeding from Immune ResponseSevere
Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood CellSevere
Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
The Presence of Sugar in the UrineLess Severe
Impaired Wound HealingLess Severe
Complication at Treatment SiteLess Severe
Mood ChangesLess Severe

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